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Uni of Adelaide makes record number of offers to local students

Amid very strong demand, the University of Adelaide will make a record number of offers to local students for university places in 2021.

Amid very strong demand, the University of Adelaide will make a record number of offers to local students for university places in 2021.

By today, the University of Adelaide will have made a total of 6573 undergraduate and postgraduate offers to domestic students, an increase of 3% on the same time last year.

Key areas of growth include:
• Agricultural Sciences +35% (110 offers)
• Architecture +18% (100 offers)
• Engineering +12% (720 offers)
• Maths, Computer Science and IT +15% (337 offers)
• Health and Medical Sciences +12% (685 offers)
• Psychological Sciences +35% (358 offers)
• Law +15% (501 offers).

The University’s new School of Allied Health Science and Practice – offering programs in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Pathology – has seen strong demand in its first year, with 102 applicants to receive an offer today.

There’s also been strong demand for the MBA (Emerging Leaders) program, Masters in Clinical Psychology, Master of Teaching, and the Graduate Certificate in Infection Control Nursing.

The University of Adelaide leads the State for all first preferences (38%), has received a record number of first preference undergraduate applications through SATAC (a total of 8826, up 11% up on the same time last year), and has recorded major growth in SATAC applications for postgraduate programs (up 53% to 1438).

“The level of interest in studying at the University of Adelaide is incredibly pleasing, particularly given the uncertainty our entire community has faced under the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Professor Mike Brooks, Interim Vice-Chancellor.

“This shows a willingness of students of all ages and backgrounds to seek out a quality education at a critical time, either as school leavers or for those who are looking to reskill and upskill in a more competitive jobs
market.

“The University of Adelaide’s quick response to the pandemic, and our learnings from last year, will put us in an even better position to deliver a world-class educational experience. We will continue to offer our programs
in blended modes of face-to-face and remote learning wherever possible,” Professor Brooks says.

Hundreds of new international students will commence their studies with the University of Adelaide offshore until they are able to travel to Australia to continue their studies.

“We’ve had a slight increase in applications from international students for our undergraduate programs, which is surprising, given the impact of the global pandemic. However, we anticipate that, given international travel
restrictions, acceptances from new international students will be down this year,” says Professor Jennie Shaw, Interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

The University of Adelaide will continue to make offers to programs over the coming weeks. Student advisors are available to provide helpful advice to students who have not received their first preference or might still be considering university study.

For more information about studying at the University of Adelaide, visit www.adelaide.edu.au

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